Wilkes Central High School



Wilkes Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Wilkes Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 267
10 238
11 203
12 203

Wilkes Central High School is a public high school of the Wilkes County School District located in Wilkesboro, NC. It has 911 students in grades 9th through 12th. Wilkes Central High School is the 242nd largest public high school in North Carolina and the 6,546th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 16.3 to 1.

Total Students: 911
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 55.86

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Wilkes Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 464
(51%)
1,596
(52%)
 Female 447
(49%)
1,485
(48%)

Wilkes Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 583
(64%)
2,465
(80%)
 Hispanic 170
(19%)
387
(13%)
 Black 97
(11%)
123
(4%)
 Two or More 52
(6%)
90
(3%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
10
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)

Wilkes Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 891
(98%)
3,038
(99%)
 Not Eligible 20
(2%)
43
(1%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Wilkes Central High School is ranked 40th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Wilkes Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Wilkes Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 960
2006 897
2007 835
2008 860
2009 877
2010 875
2011 852
2012 850
2013 827
2014 865
2015 911

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 16.5
2007 15.5
2008 16.2
2009 17.3
2010 17.3
2011 16.9
2012 15.3
2013 16
2014 15.7
2015 16.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36770833333333
2006 0.40802675585284
2007 0.43592814371257
2008 0.39767441860465
2009
2010 0.47542857142857
2011 0.48239436619718
2012 0.49647058823529
2013 0.55380894800484
2014 0.99653179190751
2015 0.97804610318332

Compare Wilkes Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,630.0% 16.3:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 
This School 97.8%
 

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